Dioncounda Traoré

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Sep 5th, 2013
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in as Mali’s new president, after winning the country’s first election since last year’s coup. Keita vowed to protect democratic gains and rebuild national unity during a small ceremony Wednesday in the capital, Bamako. The new president also pr...
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in central Mali Saturday, three weeks after French forces launched their intervention against Islamist militants in the African country. Mr. Hollande, accompanied by the defense and development ministers, flew into the town of Sevare, and will later visit Ti...
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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TIMBUKTU, Mali — Zahby Ould Ibrahim’s general store was looted to the studs this week. The horde that descended upon it took not just the shop’s stock of pots, pans and bedding but the electric sockets, the light bulbs and the doorframe, too. A few shops away, Mahamane Dguitteye’s grocery store, its ...
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Jan 16th, 2013
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On January 14 King Mohammed VI received a phone call from the French President, Francois Hollande, said the Royal Cabinet in a statement.  On this occasion, the two leaders assessed and exchanged views on the situation in Mali in particular following the latest developments in the country. It is wort...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 11th, 2012
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Mali’s president has named a longtime public servant as the country’s new prime minister, hours after the position’s former occupant was arrested and forced to resign by the soldiers behind a spring coup. The presidential decree read on state television said Django Sissoko, the repu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2012
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An official of Mali’s interim government said radical Islamists who are in control of the country’s north have no place in a new national unity government. The government, announced Monday, comprises 31 ministers, including five believed to be supporters of former coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo. I...
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Aug 20th, 2012
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Mali has announced a new government of national unity, five months after a military coup ousted the country’s elected government. The new government replaces a transitional government created in April that was plagued by infighting. It has 31 posts and retains several ministers who are members ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Mali’s interim president, Dioncounda Traore, reappointed his prime minister on Sunday, calling upon him to name a new government of national unity within 72 hours to form a united front against Islamists in the north. Once considered a democratic success story in a long troubled region, the Wes...
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Aug 6th, 2012
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Analysis Addis Abeba — Mali has until recently been regarded as one of the most politically stable countries in West Africa. However, since the fall of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi last year and the coup d’état on 22 March against former Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, the si...
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Jul 30th, 2012
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A couple who had sex outside marriage has been stoned to death at the weekend by Islamists in the town of Aguelhok in northern Mali, officials say. The man and woman were buried up to their necks, then pelted with stones until they died. The northern half of Mali has been overrun by rebels – [....